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Wisconsin's Model Academic Standards for World Languages

Communication: interpersonal
Students in Wisconsin will engage in conversations, provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions in a language other than their own.

Communication: interpretive
Students in Wisconsin will understand and interpret a language other than their own in its written and spoken form on a variety of topics.

Communication: presentational
Students in Wisconsin will present information, concepts, and ideas to an audience of listeners or readers on a variety of topics in a language other than their own.

Culture: practices
Students in Wisconsin will demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the practices and perspectives of the cultures studied.

Culture: products
Students in Wisconsin will demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the products and perspectives of the cultures studied.

Connections: across disciplines
Students in Wisconsin will reinforce and further their knowledge of other disciplines through a language other than English.

Connections: added perspective
Students in Wisconsin will acquire information and recognize the distinctive viewpoints that are available only through a language and its cultures.

Comparisons: language
Students in Wisconsin will demonstrate understanding of the nature of language through comparisons of the language studied and their own.

Comparisons: culture

Students in Wisconsin will demonstrate understanding of the concept of culture through comparisons of the cultures studied and their own.

Communities: practical applications
Students in Wisconsin will use the language both within and beyond the school setting.

Communities: personal enrichment
Students in Wisconsin will show evidence of becoming life-long learners by using the language for personal enjoyment and enrichment.

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